Now that the keys to the building have officially changed hands, Roncesvalles is a step closer to getting its old buddy back. While the theatre is still technically closed for business (with mumblings of a September opening!), the not-for-profit Revue Film Society will be holding a big open house this Saturday. This marks the first time the theatre will be open to the public since its closure last June.
Those attending the jam will be able to meet with members of the Society to discuss future plans for programming, sift through decades of archival photos, and eyeball plans for the renovation—which includes the return of the lobby to its art deco glory. Merch will be available for purchase (that supersweet “R” logo on the Revue ads in every downtown store window? Now available in 1″ buttons for you and all your cool friends!), with proceeds going right back into the theatre. And if that’s not enough, there are promises of popcorn, drinks, gelato and prizes. Prizes!
So be the first to congratulate the Revue Film Society on a job well done and take a look at how the theatre has aged in a year. Is the popcorn still delicious? Are the seats still facing the screen? Find out on Saturday, August 11 from 11–3 p.m.
Photo by Mike Charbonneau.